Did you know that monkeys, penguins and cockatoos can dance? Here’s your chance to move like the animals! In this class, we will experience the joys of creative movement as we explore elements like rhythm, shape, and space. Together, we’ll play fun games and activities, and learn basic dance concepts that will be showcased in a choreographed piece for friends and family at the end of the week. No experience is necessary to participate, but comfortable clothing and bare feet are required.
July 6-10, 2015, 9:00-11:30 am l $175
The ukulele is a fun instrument for little strummers, and a week is the perfect amount of time to begin learning how to play it! In this class, we’ll sing songs, play musical games and learn about all the beautiful sounds the ukulele can make. Songs will be drawn from American folk and roots, traditional Hawaiian and childhood favorites. No experience is necessary to participate, and each child will take care of her/his very own ukulele. You can purchase a ukulele in the color of your choice, or bring your own.
July 13-17, 2015, 9:00-11:30 am l $175
How did we tell stories at home before television? With paper puppets in cardboard boxes, of course! The tradition of toy theatre comes alive in this class dedicated to the most two-dimensional of wonders. The most fantastic stories will be related through the cheapest and most recyclable means. Each child will take part in the group process of writing, designing and performing in a toy theatre play, complete with live musical accompaniment. Come master this most diminutive and delightful form of entertainment!
July 20-24, 2015, 9:00-11:30 am l $175
In this ensemble-based class, we'll learn how to strum and play a variety of songs and styles while exploring the diverse musical traditions of our very own city! Each day will be focused on a different ukulele artist from the Chicago area. No experience is necessary, and each child will take care of her/his very own ukulele. You can purchase a ukulele in the color of your choice, or bring your own.
July 13-17, 2015, 1:00-3:30 pm l $175
Pivots and Pirouettes is a dance camp that introduces kids to the beginning foundations of ballet and jazz technique in a fun, exploratory and nurturing environment. Budding dancers will build coordination, flexibility and movement, and explore the exciting ballet and jazz history that our city has to offer! Students will be working throughout the week to curate a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp.
July 6-10, 2015, 1:00-3:30 pm l $175
This class is for the budding playwright, storyteller, creative mover or imaginative genius. Together we will write and perform a play on a topic of our choosing. Using physical theater games, writing exercises and group play, students will discover their very own collaborative story and perform it together on stage for a live audience.
July 27-31, 2015, 9:00-11:30 am l $175
Registration will be opening soon!
July 11-15, 2016
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
*Ages 4-5 have the option to participate in a half day vesion of the camp, from 9 am-12 pm
The Suzuki Summer String Camp, now in its seventh year, is proud to offer fun and innovative classes that will keep your child motivated and engaged in summer study. Our course offerings for violin, viola and cello are built around the Suzuki method, and will offer your child the opportunity to broaden and deepen their musical knowledge. Students must have at least 6 months of previous study on their instrument.
Classes will include:
*Class availability will depend on camp enrollment. Semi-private, Large group & Eurythmics classes will run regardless of enrollment.
The Suzuki String Camp will culminate in a final concert on the afternoon of Friday, July 15th.
String Camp Faculty
Nobuaki (Aki) Tanaka
Tuition and Registration
4-12 year olds: Tuition is $500 for the week. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot in the camp.
4-5 year olds (optional): Tuition for the optional 1/2 day camp is $300 for the week. A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot in the 1/2 day camp.
Financial aid available.
For more questions about the Summer String Camp, please contact Aki Tanaka at email@example.com.
Tap into your child's creative potential this summer! ArtStart Summer Arts Camp at Columbia College Chicago is an immersive and fun arts experience for ages 7-14. Classes take place on Columbia's South Loop campus and include Visual Arts, Media Arts, Music and Dance.
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.